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The Origins of French Absolutism, 1598-1661 Alan James

The Origins of French Absolutism, 1598-1661

Alan James

Published January 14th 2014
ISBN : 9781317878889
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168 pages
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This book turns the idea of royal absolutism on its head by redefining, and not trying to deny, the French monarchys success from 1598 - 1661.By examining the three fundamental aims of the French monarchy, this book argues that these years wereMoreThis book turns the idea of royal absolutism on its head by redefining, and not trying to deny, the French monarchys success from 1598 - 1661.By examining the three fundamental aims of the French monarchy, this book argues that these years were indeed successful ones for the monarchy. It maintains that building blocks were not being laid by the so-called architects of absolutism- but that by satisfying long-established, traditional ambitions, cardinal ministers Richelieu and Mazarin undoubtedly made the confident, ambitious reign of the late century possible.For students studying 17th century French history or early modern European history.